Hi, my DSE HD DVB-T G7503 has been working just fine since I got it a month back but the aspect ratios have suddenly started jumping around in the last two days. I usually leave it set to Letter Box but now when I turn Freeview on the default setting of Letter Box appears for maybe 10 seconds then the screen leaps into a vertically stretched sort of crop (i.e. the whole screen is filled but there is a clear vertical stretch to the images). It doesn't matter which channel i am on or which aspect ration I change to, it holds for a few seconds then drops into the stretched crop.
I quizzed Dick Smiths support people on this and they say that: 'Recently, it appears that the Freeview broadcasters have reconfigured an aspect ratio flag in the Freeview|HD transmissions. This appears to have overridden the aspect ratio setting selected in the Freeview receiver. Different versions of firmware also react the same way, from version 1.0.6 through to the latest version 1.0.9. It also appears to affect other Freeview|HD receivers, as we have had comments that TVs with a Freeview|HD receiver built into them are also behaving similarly.
We have confirmed that this happens with all the Freeview|HD receivers we have at hand to check. As this is something that we don't have any control over, we are unable to suggest a remedy other than to suggest people should enquire with the TV broadcasters to see if they would consider reverting the change that was made.'
Am not sure whether to believe this answer - has anyone else noticed this issue (it literally only started a couple of days ago). Seems a heck of a coincidence that all the broadcasters made the same change at the same time.
Would welcome any suggestions or even confirmation of the issue.